Friday, January 16, 2009

Celebrate MLK Day!

Here is a great version of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. May we never forget its message!

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding academic and social achievements in ELA for the week of 1/12/09 - 1/16/09:

Period One - Mr. Ajsic
Period Four - Miss Allen
Period Five - Mr. Begovic
Period Six - Miss Newton

Countdown to the ELA Assessment

Next Wednesday begins the 7th Grade ELA assessment. Students have been preparing for this very important exam and have even created projects that remind one another of the effective test-taking strategies we have practiced in class. Students and parents should review the set up of the exam to make sure all students are thoroughly prepared.

Wednesday - Book One

Reading Comprehension Passages with Multiple-Choice and Short Response Questions
Thursday - Book Two
Listening Passage with Multiple-Choice and Short Response Questions as well as an
Editing Section

Students should get plenty of rest on the evenings before the exam as well as a good breakfast. Students also need to make sure that they report to school on time on those days because the test will begin promptly at 8:15 AM. Good luck to everyone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the students who earned the distinction of Student of the Week for last week, 1/5/09 - 1/9/09:

Period One - Mr. Smith
Period Four - Miss Matt
Period Five - Miss Dhamala
Period Six - Mr. Smalling

Friday, January 2, 2009

Something Fun

Although I would like to think that my students are home reading books and helping their families, I know that many students like to watch tv or play on the computer. I do believe that tv can be useful if you watch shows that help you learn about something new. I like to watch shows on the history channel, the travel channel, and the like. Here's one of my favorite shows. The show investigates local myths from all around the world. Take a look at an episode set in the West African country of The Gambia.